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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Leaving Stations, Starting Again
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'The introduction of award wages was used as a rationalisation by many of the cattle stations in this area for evicting resident Aboriginal communities. Some workers were permitted to remain, but many chose to leave with their extended families. The pastoral industry's miscalculation that the workers they required would remain without their relations caused loss of its stable workforce'.

'People moved to Halls Creek, Wyndham, and Turkey Creek (many Miriwoong and Gajirrawoong people were already in Kununurra following the flooding of Lake Argyle in the 1960s)'.

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    y separately published work icon Impact Stories of the East Kimberley Canberra : East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project , 1989 Z1616194 1989 anthology oral history

    This paper presents a selection of stories and commentaries by Aboriginal people of the Turkey Creek area, collected for a community social impact study.

    The accounts extend from the early impact history of the area, about a century ago, through the pastoral working era, leaving cattle stations in the 1970s and building up new communities, to Aboriginal aspirations in the present. These present Aboriginal points of view; further historical information is presented in historical notes by Clement.

    Canberra : East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project , 1989
    pg. 76-82
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  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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